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Chile admits differences with the 'new map of Argentina' which extends maritime outer limits

Tuesday, April 19th 2016 - 09:28 UTC
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The official “new map of Argentina” announced last month, and in which Chile has a few objections The official “new map of Argentina” announced last month, and in which Chile has a few objections

Punta Arenas daily La Prensa Austral points out that a 'controversy is brewing' following the recent 'new map of Argentina' presented by foreign minister Susana Malcorra expanding the outer limit of the country's continental platform according to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, CLCS.

 The 11 March announcement which theoretically adds 1.7 million square kilometers to Argentina's maritime surface, based on continental shelf, “covers Antarctic space in the area which corresponds to Chile, and even includes the UK overseas territories of the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands”, underlines La Prensa Austral.

Likewise it argues that under the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, no country has the right to establish sovereignty claims, much less extend the area claimed, and the only mechanism to make it valid is with the unanimous support of all consulting members of the Treaty.

La Prensa Austral quotes a brief reference from Chilean foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz who said the map has 'no implications' while defense minister Jorge Burgos affirmed that the situation must be addressed and solved in “a very friendly way, as it has always been done”

Categories: Politics, Argentina, Chile.

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  • brasherboot

    “...defense minister Jorge Burgos affirmed that the situation must be addressed and solved in “a very friendly way, as it has always been done”

    Eh? Illegally invading the Falklands is ”friendly”? If so, is nuking Argentina equally friendly?

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 10:31 am 0
  • Condorito

    This is a non story.

    The CLCS has approved Argentina's claim to extend territory up to 350 nautical miles, not within the Antarctic circle, and where there is no competing counter claim. So it does not include any territory also claimed by Chile or the UK.

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 10:42 am 0
  • chronic

    lol

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 10:44 am 0
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